Learning at Work Week takes place between 17 and 23 May and with many people working remotely, it’s never been more important to learn the skills to save a life either at home or in the community. This year we’re encouraging organisations to give their employees the opportunity to learn first aid during the working week. Learning first aid provides the skills and confidence to help someone following an accident or sudden illness.
Support your team to learn an important life skill
We’ve made first aid easy to learn and simple to remember. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide an “adequate and appropriate” level of first aid for employees, and whilst many things have changed in the last year, your obligations under these regulations have not. Simply download our first aid pack which details the range of ways you and your employees can learn first aid.
The importance of first aid in the workplace
During 2019/20, there were 693,000 non-fatal, self-reported accidents at work in the UK and 29% of those injuries were caused by slips, trips and falls (HSE, 2019/20). By learning some simple first aid tips, you could equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to help someone.
First aid isn't just for the workplace
First aid doesn’t have to be complicated and there are many ways you can learn:
- Book a course - we offer a wide range of first aid and health and safety courses to help keep people safe at work.
- First aid apps – download our apps which are packed with useful videos, animations and tips. Each skill only takes a few minutes to learn.
- Online annual refresher course – you can request an e-learning licence and learn online in your own time, at work or at home.
Our first aid pack complete with quizzes, posters and step by step first aid skill guides, why not share it with your colleagues.